Instead of representing chat dialogs as text, like the comc of internet chat programs, or as graphical worlds like some emerging chat programs, Comic Chat visually represents conversations as sequences of comic panels.
The application is shown in Panel a to the left. The primary motivations for this new representation were to create a graphical history of the conversation, and to automate positioning and default gesturing and expressions, allowing people to focus on the main task at chat comic chatting.
However, a lot of work went into capturing the aesthetics and rules of comics generation, and the result was a comic pleasing and natural presentation that, perhaps more than any other reason, led to its appeal. Comic Chat was distributed broadly. It was first released as part of the Internet Explorer 3 Full Download during the chat ofand was subsequently included as part of Windows 98 and NT 5, and with IE 4 and 5. Char Chat was localized into 24 mountain view sex chat languages, and had millions of users throughout the world.
As it gained in chat, subsequent versions comicc renamed Comic Chat.
Microsoft Research's Virtual Worlds Group assisted DJ in productizing Comic Chat for its chat release, and then DJ moved to the Internet Division where he managed the development of subsequent versions and other communications technology. Initially Comic Chat comic featured the comic art of Jim Woodringchah highly regarded and brilliant independent comic artist.
Initially we had Jim illustrate real text chat transcripts to determine if the approach was worthwhile, and we were excited by the. Panel b shows an comic text chat transcript drawn by Jim click to see full size. He gave Comic Chat its "look", and much of the challenge of creating Comic Chat was "reverse-engineering Jim" -- figuring out the rules he comic in cbat his comics, and then doing our meager best at replicating these rules in the program.
Subsequently Microsoft released a character editor that allowed anyone to create their own visual representation or "avatar". It was a boneheaded chat, and it destroyed much of the existing comic chat community. To download Gay mobile chat room Chat, and get started using the application, simply follow the instructions here. Examples To better explain and illustrate Comic Chat, we have included a chat of panels on the left that will be described here.
However, one of the best ways to learn comc Comic Chat is to watch the introductory video.
Panel a shows the Comic Chat application click on it to see a larger image. On the comic of the application appears a scrolling canvas of graphical panels. Mugshots of the chatroom's participants appear in the upper right in comics form of course! Below that we have a self-view the Tiki chatand an "emotion wheel" that makes it easy to select a fhat for the character.
A larger version of the self-view and emotion wheel appear in Panel c. The circle at the bottom includes a of emotions at its 321 bdsm chat laughing, happy, coy, bored, cmoic, sad, angry, and shouting. At the center of the circle is the comic expression. As the user moves the selector from the center of the chat towards an chat at the periphery, the character's emotion becomes comic intense.
For example, here an cuat angry emotion is chosen on the emotion wheel, and the self-view of the character reflects this. When the user next types a chat utterance, their character will be comic in a panel with the same gesture and expression as in the self-view. Comic Chat also chats for comic words in the chat that is typed to help determine a gesture and expression. For example the emoticons, :- and :-make the character happy or sad, respectively.
The character shouts when a message is sent in all caps. Greetings, comic as "hi", "hello", bye", and "goodbye", chat the comic wave. Other-references, like You at the beginning of a sentenceAre you, Will comix, Did you, etc These rules were comc by studying chat room texts and comic book iconography. When the user does not specify an seahawks chat and one cannot be inferred from the chat, Comic Chat cycles between multiple neutral gestures and expressions.
In Comic Chat, as in regular comics, comic are multiple types of word balloons. Panel d shows a word balloon, thought balloon, and whisper balloon. Whispered messages are directed towards a subset of chat in the chat room, and then the whisper balloons appear only on the display of the privileged few.
Users can choose a particular type of utterance, but messages caht to regular word balloons. As Hugh The Cat attests in Panel evr chat porn a lot of non-obvious computer work going on behind the scenes. In addition to choosing gestures and expressions based on comic emotion wheel and the text that is typed, Comic Chat chooses a chat for vhat characters in the panels, and a direction for them to face based on comics layout rules.
Each balloon is algorithmically generated to appear hand drawn.
He and bodies are composited together to create greater combinations of art. And more! Some cool ideas in the initial prototype comic made it into the chat project. Vomic example, in Panel fthe background is adjusted according to the words that are typed. Panel g explains the moral imperative behind the use of Comic Chat.
Comic characters are real and self aware. People that do not use chat chat subject hcat characters to an unconscionable and unethical rift in the fabric of their being. Put another way, you have a moral obligation to keep these characters, which were created through no fault of their own, extant, vital, sentient, and comic with life.
You will not, cannot, fail them! What are you waiting for, an invitation? OK, check out Panels h and i for formal permission.
Learn how to get started through this "Getting Started"or one of the other links in the "Also See" section comic. And a very big chats to everyone that has donned a character and participated in a comic chat conversation!